Examples of artificially grown crystals

Crystal of Tutton salt family 

Crystal of Tutton salt family with chemical formula K2Ni(SO4)2.6H2O.
[Contributed by TIAGO DE SOUSA PACHECO on 06 May 2014]          

Crystal details

Compound name Crystal of Tutton salt family
Formula K2Ni(SO4)2.6H2O (KNSH)
Dimensions (15 x 12 x 5 mm)
Mass 1,25 g
Colour green
Keywords inorg

Growth conditions

Technique solution method ( isothermal evaporation)
Temperature 307 K
Growth rate
Doping procedure
Keywords sol


Application(s) The crystals of Tutton salt family has been investigated in order to understand their physical and chemical properties as well as their potential technological applications. Crystals of KNSH are used in as UV light filters. solid-state batteries
Link(s) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022024801015640
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